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Quick Facts

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Education

Over 1,369 faculty teach 604 medical students, 72 students in the physician assistant program, 137 students in the physical therapy program, and 337 graduate students.

Faculty also teach basic science classes to more than 5,000 undergraduate students from other University of Iowa colleges.

Profile of the 2022 entering class of medical students:

  • 152 students

  • 101 Iowa residents

  • 84 women (55.3%)

  • 3.79 GPA

Match Day 2022 results:

  • 50 percent of the class (76 students) chose primary care specialties

  • 39 graduates will remain in Iowa for their first year of postgraduate training

  • 29 graduates are training at UI Hospitals & Clinics

Research

39th in the nation and 16th among public institutions by 2022 U.S. News & World Report 

$283 million in external funding for the research enterprise (FY2022)

41st in the nation by the National Institutes of Health (FY2020)

22 research centers and institutes

14 faculty are members of the National Academy of Medicine (Two faculty are emeritus)

2 faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators

2 faculty are members of the National Academies of Sciences

Clinical

316 faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America

243 outreach clinics serving 254 Iowa communities

50 percent of Iowa’s 5,000 practicing physicians received some or all of their medical education at University of Iowa.

Campus

11 buildings that total approximately 1,392,850 gross square feet (gsf) of space.

921,000 net square feet of space devoted to research, education, and administrative and event activities

The Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building provides a home for high-risk, high reward biomedical research and has added approximately 250,000 gsf of research space.

Rankings

For the 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” U.S. News ranks the UI Carver College of Medicine in the following categories:

25 percent of Iowa physicians have a role in helping educate Iowa medical students.

#8 in Business Insider's "The 25 best medical schools in America."